Over 30,000 audiovisual items including CDs, cassettes, audio books, DVDs, videos and CD-ROMs are available.
Digital audio books, which can be downloaded to a PC or portable device or burned to a CD, are also available through My Media Mall.
Community Information / Local History
Community information files include clippings, maps, demographic information and other documents about the people, structures and businesses of the communities comprising the library district, Vernon Township and Lake County. Information about local school districts is also available. Local history resources include more than 30 bound volumes of oral history transcripts, clipping files and other documents.
English as a Second Language (ESL)/Literacy
Books, audiocassettes, CDs and videos for learning or improving English language skills and for adults learning to read can be found in the Adult Services department. Materials are available to assist both ESL students and teachers. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) study guides and citizenship guides are also available.
World Language Books
Books for adults are available in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Polish, Hebrew, German, Spanish and French.
Books for children are available in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Polish, German, Spanish, French and Italian. Small numbers of books are also available in 18 additional languages.
The library’s collection focuses on superheroes, comic characters, and manga (Japanese graphic novels).
Large Type Books
The Large Type collection contains best sellers, romances, mysteries, biographies and nonfiction titles.
This collection contains information on child development, activities for and with children, and resources to enhance the school curriculum.
The library currently subscribes to over 400 periodicals, newspapers, journals and magazines, covering a wide spectrum of interests. Several foreign language publications are also available.
A microfilm and microfiche reader is also available for public use.
Multiple copies of current “in demand” titles may be found in the Adult Services department. These books have a 21 day loan period, with no renewals or reserves.
Puppets, Puzzles and Board Books
More than 1,000 puppets, puzzles and board books are available in the Youth Services department for check-out and in-library use.
Young Adult (YA) Collection
This is a browsing collection of current or popular titles, consisting of books written specifically for young adults, classics in literature, short story collections and adult titles with YA appeal. The collection includes Graphic Novels and audiobooks as well. Titles are also chosen to support school assignments and required summer reading.